Super Bowl 2012 ads: Toyota – The Reinvented Camry

Let’s start this series of posts about the Super Bowl ads with the one from Japanese car builder Toyota for the new Camry. The ad is quite funny, as it shows how things from your every day life could be if they were reinvented in the same way that the new Camry was reinvented and made more useful and innovative.

Let’s start this series of posts about the Super Bowl ads with the one from Japanese car builder Toyota for the new Camry. The ad is quite funny, as it shows how things from your every day life could be if they were reinvented in the same way that the new Camry was reinvented and made more useful and innovative.

So, what’s your prefered reinvention? The Police officer, the blender, the baby, the curtain, or the couch?
Maybe I’ll just go for the reinvented rain, since it’s certainly what I feel more painful in my every day life, and the was it way reinvented in this ad could make such a difference in our lifes ;)

Living in a Kinect video game. It’s 21th Century, after all!

Ubergizmo reports that a new theme park powered by Microsoft Kinect sensors, and other connected and touch devices has opened in South Korea.

The website Ubergizmo reports that a new theme park powered by Microsoft Kinect sensors, and other connected and touch devices has opened in South Korea.

Here is a video on YouTube presenting a quick tour of the park:

It really looks funny. Don’t you have the feeling that the visitors look like living in a giant videogame? It’s the 21th Century after all, so I guess everything is possible.

Here is what the new valtech_ looks like

Yesterday was a big milestone and a step forward for us. We are Valtech. You knew this already. And now we do have a new corporate website, with a refreshed brand identity.

Yesterday was a big milestone and a step forward for us. We are Valtech. You knew this already. And now we do have a new corporate website, with a refreshed brand identity.

The homepage of the new valtech.com corporate website

In case you didn’t notice, we also have a new brand identity. We have dropped the old (and agning) orange Valtech logo, and we have adopted a new visual identity that we internaly call “Beta”, not because it’s unfinished, but because it features a blinking command prompt after the brand’s name, and it suggest a work in progress, a perpetual reinvention. This brand identity was created by our colleagues from Valtech Denmark. Kudos Guys! ;)

Oh, and a last point: from now on, since I belong to the “Corporate” team at Valtech, I’ll be blogging both in French and in English. If you’re interested in only one language, or if you cannot read French you can just subscribe to either of the RSS feeds for posts in English or the RSS feed for posts in French. French posts and English posts will be different content. I don’t plan to produce the same content in both languages. Therefore you can just try a machine translation via Google, i you will.

Some posts may feature a short text in French and a piece of content in English (like a white paper or a video) and in this case those posts will be tagged French and English so you won’t miss content.

Politically Correct Wishes… for 2012

This blog post expresses our Politically Correct Wishes for 2012. Please consult with your attorney before responding.

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular traditions at all… and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset accepted calendar year 2012, but without due respect for the calendars of choice of others, and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual orientation of the wished.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for him/herself or others and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a per of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

Please consult with your attorney before responding.

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Et voilà. C’est un peu mon running gag à moi chaque année depuis trois ou quatre ans.

Quoi qu’il en soit, profitez bien des fêtes de fin d’année, essayez de lâcher un peu prise et de vous mettre offline pour avoir un peu de “quality time” avec vos proches et celles et ceux que vous aimez. Be happy et bon courage pour la reprise en 2012, une année qui promet d’être… comment dire ? Disons “pleine de challenges” pour rester positif !

Un whitepaper sur le f-commerce par Valtech UK

Mes collègues de Valtech Sweden et de Valtech UK ont développé une expertise autour du Social Commerce et tout particulièrement autour du f-commerce. Ils viennent d’ailleurs de publier sur SlideShare un livre blanc que je vous propose de consulter et de télécharger…

Nos collègues de Valtech Sweden et Valtech UK ont développé une practise autour du Social Commerce et tout particulièrement autour du f-commerce. Ils viennent d’ailleurs de publier sur SlideShare un livre blanc que je vous propose de consulter.

White paper “Symplifying f-commerce” par Valtech UK :

Téléchargez et partagez ;)